2013 Fireworks Information
The Festival Grounds will open from 4 pm to Midnight. It is free to enter the festival. Food, Ride and Beverages will have a cost associated with them.
4 p.m. The Ramblers will be on stage, the midway will be open and also Thorp Family Fun Bouncy Houses will be on site. Also food and beverage vendors will also be open for business.
8 p.m. Singing of our National Anthem and presentation of our 2013 annual Scholarship Winner
8:15 p.m. The Wicked Andersons will take the stage
10 p.m. The Fireworks Show
10:25 The Wicked Andersons will take the Stage
General layout of the festival grounds.
The carnival will be on the NCC grounds prior to our festival. Below are their hours and wrist band specials.
Wednesday’s hours: 6 pm-11 pm
Wristband Special: $15 for all nite
Thursday’s hours: Noon-11 pm,
Wristband Special: $17 from 5 pm-11 pm
Friday’s hours: 4pm -11 pm
Wristband Special: $15 from 4 pm-11 pm
Saturday’s hours: 1 pm-10 pm
Wristband Special: $17 for all day
Tickets for rides are $1.00 each. Takes more than one ticket for each ride.
About the Fireworks Festival
The Cedar Valley Jaycees are proud to announce that the 2013 Fireworks Festival will be held Saturday July 6th at the National Cattle Congress Grounds. The Cedar Valley Jaycees are excited to partner with the National Cattle Congress to provide the best fireworks festival in Waterloo, with the fireworks show beginning around 10:00 p.m. The Cedar Valley Jaycees Fireworks Festival is one of the few community-based fireworks displays in the Cedar Valley. With no admission fee, the Fireworks Festival has drawn up to 30,000 people to Waterloo and encourages festival attendees of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, and backgrounds to come together in one location to celebrate our countries independence.
As always, the Cedar Valley Jaycees will provide plenty of family, friendly pre-fireworks excitement with free, live music.
The Cedar Valley Jaycees have been involved with coordinating the Fireworks Festival since at least 1995. At that time the festival was a collaboration with now Main Street Waterloo. In 2002 the Cedar Valley Jaycees became the sole organization in charge of planning and implementing the festival. Known as one of the largest fireworks displays in Eastern Iowa, the event is completely run and staffed by volunteers and is the second largest project run by the Cedar Valley Jaycees.
The festival is paid for through sponsorships and donations from community businesses and individuals. The Jaycees are currently looking for the community’s support to provide an event of this caliber. Any profit made by the festival goes to better the festival for future years. Sponsorships and donations are being accepted and can be sent to PO Box 245, Waterloo, IA 50704 or can be deposited at any Farmers State Bank in Waterloo or Cedar Falls. Please see below information on how you can help become a sponsor for this event.
For more information contact:
Agnes Kress, 2013 Fireworks Chair
YOU can help make it happen – Become a Fireworks Sponsor!
We would like to invite YOU to be involved! With the help of fantastic sponsors the festival can continue to grow and bring people, entertainment and revenue to Waterloo.
The Fireworks Festival is supported and sponsored by area businesses which allow the Jaycees to provide this FREE family-friendly opportunity for the community. Please consider becoming a sponsor and together we can continue our strong fireworks tradition while promoting your business to Eastern Iowa.
Please contact the National Cattle Congress if you are interested in vending at this festival.
Remember to Thank our loyal sponsors for their financial support of this festival.
2013 Sponsors as of 6/13/13
1650 The Fan
John Deere Waterloo Operations
Beecher, Field, Walker, Morris, Hoffman & Johnson PC
Farmers State Bank/ FSB Warner Financial
Hogan –Hansen P.C.
Sulentic Fischels Residential Group
Fish Johnson Insurance Solutions
Huff Contracting, Inc.
Loy & Associates LLP
Ravenwood Nursing & Rehab Center
Swisher & Cohrt P.L.C